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Democrats challenge independent bid for Kansas governor

Topeka — Kansas Democrats launched a legal challenge Monday in hopes of removing Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman from the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor after Orman stoked fears that his bid would imperil Democrats’ chances of winning. Attorney ...

State officials push back against audit criticizing KanCare data

TOPEKA – State officials said Monday that they will not seek damages against a contractor who they say has been responsible for long delays in processing Medicaid applications, in part because an audit report released earlier this year undermines any legal case they might try to make. Kansas ...

City of Lawrence finance director to take position in Missouri

City of Lawrence Finance Director Bryan Kidney will be leaving his post. Following a nationwide search, the city of Independence, Mo., decided to hire Kidney as the new director of finance and administration, according to an announcement on its website. The city of Lawrence hired Kidney in ...

KU’s Stouffer Place Apartments still looking to fill openings

Fall classes began Monday at the University of Kansas, and students searching for a room to rent at the last minute will find a few available on campus. Sarah Waters, KU's director of student housing, said KU was still working to fill the Stouffer Place Apartments, 1835 Ousdahl Road. Two ...

Police detain 2 after early morning stabbing reported in Lawrence

Lawrence police responded to a reported stabbing early Monday morning. Just before 6:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a home at 1908 E. 19th St., where they found a 20-year-old man with apparent wounds from an “edged weapon,” Officer Drew Fennelly said in an email. As of Monday ...

Lawrence police officer arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday arrested a 45-year-old Lawrence man who serves as an officer with the Lawrence Police Department. Officer Sutagee Anglin was arrested about 11 p.m. at his home on suspicion of domestic battery, according to arrest records. Anglin was charged ...

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 20

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 219 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

KU experts publish new guide for making homes visitable by wheelchair users

Dot Nary uses a powered wheelchair, but she wasn’t thinking of herself when she began working on a guide for making homes more accessible for those with mobility issues. Nary was thinking of her 88-year-old friend who had gone from using a walker to a power chair. She no longer could get ...

Lawrence and area events for Monday, Aug. 20

Today, Aug. 20 Toddler Storytime (ages 2+), 10:30-11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120. Scrabble Club, 1-4 p.m., Clinton Place Apartments, 2125 Clinton Place. Caregiver Support Group, 2:15 p.m., ...

Local organizations pilot good tenancy program

Two local organizations are partnering to help previously homeless families have a better experience renting. Family Promise of Lawrence and the Lawrence Board of Realtors have launched a new pilot program, "Keys to Good Tenancy," which provides participants information about assessing ...

Roadwork for Aug. 20, 2018

• Kasold Drive from Sixth Street to Bob Billings Parkway is currently undergoing a reconstruction project. The project has started with the reconstruction of the intersection at Kasold Drive and Bob Billings Parkway. Traffic on Bob Billings Parkway will be reduced to a single eastbound and ...

KC-area school district embraces gender-neutral bathrooms

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned homecoming queen in 2015 has installed gender-neutral restrooms at two new elementary schools and in some existing locations. The individual bathroom stalls at ...

Washburn professor: Langston Hughes was year older than records say

TOPEKA — A professor in Kansas says that poet Langston Hughes may have been born a year earlier that what's on record. Hughes is commonly thought to have been born in 1902, spending his childhood in Topeka and Lawrence, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. But Washburn University ...